Metamide (Metoclopramide HCL)
What is Metamide (Metoclopramide HCL) used for?
Metamide (Metoclopramide HCL) is an oral medication used to reduce nausea in patients who are undergoing cancer treatments, have chronic acid reflux, or other conditions affecting digestion. It operates by increasing muscle contractions in the upper digestive tract to increase the speed at which the stomach empties its contents into the intestines. This can help prevent gassiness, heartburn, or vomiting. Your doctor may also recommend this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Metamide (Metoclopramide HCL)?
Metamide (Metoclopramide HCL) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered four times each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered thirty minutes before a meal to allow enough time for it to begin working. Never change the form of the tablets by splitting, chewing, or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Metamide (Metoclopramide HCL)?
As with any medication, the use of Metamide (Metoclopramide HCL) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include stiff muscle movements, unusual swelling, unexplained weight gain, depression, hallucinations, anxiety, tremors, seizures, or jaundice. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any serious or worrying side effects to make sure any necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Metamide (Metoclopramide Hydrochloride) should not be used by patients who are lactose intolerant, under one year old, or who have type 1 diabetes, gastrointestinal haemorrhage, epilepsy, gastrointestinal perforation, gastrointestinal obstruction, a tumour affecting the adrenal gland, or recent surgery on the digestive tract. Also inform your doctor if you have a history of atopic allergies, Parkinson`s disease, porphyrias, sick sinus syndrome, severely reduced liver function, or severely reduced kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Metamide (Metoclopramide Hydrochloride) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Metamide (Metoclopramide Hydrochloride) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.